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John Deere is taking its 344L compact wheel loader to new heights with the addition of a high-lift option. This new feature will allow operators to reach further for more accessible dumping, stacking, material handling, landscaping, snow removal, or general construction tasks. 
August 5, 2019

Registration is now open for Volvo Construction Equipment's 2019-2020 Road Institute. This program is the paving industry’s premier operator and technician training opportunity which offers value to both veterans and newcomers alike. The courses will run from November 2019 through May 2020, offering a combination of classroom and hands-on training on a variety of maintenance and operations concepts. 
August 2, 2019

Case IH is expanding their Flex Hoe series of hoe air drills with the brand new Flex Hoe 900. Operators can now have the flexibility necessary to make quick adjustments across changing terrains with this durable seeding solution. The Flex Hoe 900 model is agronomically designed for efficient seeding of small grains in all ground conditions.
July 29, 2019

John Deere is now offering their Registered Apprenticeship Program to their Agriculture & Turf and Construction & Forestry dealers. The program was recently approved by the U.S. Department of Labor and is meant to provide dealers with a formalized, on-the-job, technical training plan in order to groom more highly skilled workers. The program aims to address a widespread shortage of service technicians, a problem especially felt in rural areas throughout the country.  
July 26, 2019

SnowEx has introduced their newest, large carrying capacity snow pusher, the POWER PUSHER TE. Made for skid-steers, wheel loaders, backhoes, and tractors, these models come in 8- and 10-foot wide dimensions. The most exciting feature of these new snow pushers are the steel trip-edges that are made for delivering cleaner pavement scrapes so that operators can rest assured they are getting the most out of every pass.
July 24, 2019

Volvo is taking a stance on traditional difficult-to-read telematic fault codes with their newest series of videos poking fun of this very problem. The company is aiming to draw attention to the fact that traditional equipment codes that customers receive when there is a problem are not easily deciphered by the average, everyday customer. No worries though! Volvo also offers a solution to this problem with their ActiveCare Direct 24/7/365 machine monitoring and fleet utilization service that sends customers easy-to-understand email alerts.
July 24, 2019

John Deere’s newest training facility in Coal Valley, Illinois was recently completed, offering trainees 7,500 square feet of training space. More than half of the facility - 4,0000 square feet - is covered canopy space for outdoor training and equipment walkarounds. This new Construction & Forestry Training Campus also features three classrooms that can be used individually for separate training purposes or combined in order to hold events for up to 250 people.
July 16, 2019

Pettibone’s newest jobsite workhorse, the Extendo 1246 telehandler, is a powerhouse built to deliver an impressive 12,000 pounds of load capacity. This machine is built on the company’s next generation X-Series platform, made for demanding applications ranging from construction to masonry to oil and gas. The 1246 telehandler is ideal for contractors and rental users that could use enhanced visibility on the jobsite, as well as increased fuel efficiency and accuracy.
July 12, 2019

Case IH has recently added the 2160 large front-fold Early Riser planter to their 2000 series planter lineup. Featuring two 60-foot configurations, these planters come in 15 and 30-inch configurations specifically designed for meeting the demands that  large-scale producers face on a day-do-day basis. Created with any terrain or soil type in mind, the 2160 planter is unmatched in easy serviceability and accuracy in regards to seed depth and placement.
July 5, 2019

The Volvo Group and NVIDIA have entered into a new partnership to jointly develop the decision making system of autonomous commercial vehicles and machines. Volvo will be incorporating NVIDIA’s end-to-end artificial intelligence platform in order to further their ability to safely handle autonomous driving on public surface streets and highways. The new platform will enable better training, simulations, and in-vehicle computing, and in order to ultimately provide the company with enhanced safety and efficiency.
June 30, 2019

Komatsu Forest is launching their upgraded 2020 product range, featuring mostly new machines, with all of them coming equipped with a brand-new engine installation conforming to the latest emission regulations. Komatsu, working in collaboration with SkogsNolia, will be debuting a number of quality improvements and new functions to their machines to simplify daily tasks for operators with an ultimate goal of increasing profitability. This includes the addition of the new MaxiVision service and the future-proof control system, MaxiXT, which take production planning to the next level.
June 28, 2019

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched Haul Assist as a standard addition to all Volvo A35G through A60H haulers, which the option to add it onto A25G and A30G models as well. This new system, available in North America and powered by the Volvo Co-Pilot display, provides real-time insights and data to achieve enhanced productivity and optimal payloads. Haul Assist details how much material an articulated hauler has moved, therefore allowing for enhanced overall decision making and target hitting.
June 21, 2019

Hiab, part of Cargotec, is making exciting updates and changes to the interconnectedness of their equipment. Starting the second half of 2019, they will be connecting a majority of their equipment as a standard factory feature. This means customers buying equipment can rest assured that their products are enabled for any future connected services, such as Hiab’s HiConnect.
June 20, 2019

The all new John Deere 850L Dozer is the ideal machine for the earth moving maven, designed for the most demanding of needs. This dozer design was inspired by the ultimate customer wishlist, featuring upgrades like increased operator weight, a new operator station, and a larger displacement engine. Improvements to reliability and durability also ensure enhanced productivity for a next-level dozer that operators will be eager to use.
June 18, 2019

Volvo Construction Equipment is continuing to enhance productivity within its excavator and wheel loader lineup with the addition of Dig Assist Start, (the basic starter package,) now coming standard on all new EC220E to EC480E excavator models. Additionally, Load Assist will come standard an all new L150H to L260H wheel loader models, along with an “Operator Coaching” app. These packages, powered by Volvo Co-Pilot display, will ensure safety while increasing productivity.
June 13, 2019

Vermeer’s new D23x30DR S3 Navigator horizontal directional drill (HDD) efficiently maneuvers through rock in any environment, be in a congested city, a busy neighborhood, or a tight jobsite, with the assistance of dual rod technology. The D23x30DR S3 is the lightest rock drill on the market, featuring a class-leading narrow footprint and weighing only 16,500 pounds. This compactly designed machine is ideal for installation of fiber, electrical, gas, or water in hard rock as well as other difficult ground settings.
June 11, 2019

John Deere is upgrading their 470G LC Excavators with new grade guidance technology, developed in cooperation with Topcon Positioning Group. The concept was originally designed for use with 210G LC and 350G LC Excavators, providing operators with bucket location in relation to a 2D reference or 3D design surface. This power and precision then arms those operators with the detail necessary for precision excavation projects like digging trenches for pipe laying, shaping ditches or slopes, and digging structure foundations.
June 10, 2019

Hiab, part of Cargotec, debuted a new crane specifically designed for use with underground refuse containers at the ReinigingsDemoDagen (RDD) trade show in Utrecht, the Netherlands earlier this June. The HIAB S-HiPro 230W has been engineered for operator ease of use in order to safely and efficiently perform job duties in chaotic urban environments. With this crane, even new operators can learn how to quickly get the job done in increasingly crowded city centers without incurring damages or injuries.
June 7, 2019

Vermeer’s new SC382 stump cutter is the latest addition to their professional line of tree can equipment, featuring a 37 horsepower EFI Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine, an optional blade for more efficient cleanup, and a redesigned cutter wheel to further optimize performance. Enhanced power and maneuverability make this stump cutter the choice machine for all professional tree care contractors. The compact, yet powerful SC382 comes equipped with four-wheel drive and is ready to take on even the most resilient stumps.
June 6, 2019

Vermeer recently teamed up with the US Composting Council (USCC) to give away a free one-year membership to organic waste recycling companies who purchase a new Vermeer horizontal grinder, tub grinder, trommel screen or compost turner. A USCC membership not only provides access to valuable educational resources, training, and networking opportunities, but also allows for companies to have better visibility within the composting industry as a whole. Purchases must be made by December 31, 2019 in order to qualify for this offer. 
May 28, 2019

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